Joshua Bote, USA TODAY Published 6:20 a.m. ET March 31, 2020 | Updated 7:43 a.m. ET March 31, 2020CLOSE The Empire State Building lit up like an ambulance to show solidarity for first responders during the coronavirus outbreak. USA TODAYThe Empire State Building is commemorating doctors, nurses and other medical employees working at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by showing a flashing red light, like an ambulance siren.The spectacle, which was met with both alarm and gratitude on social media, is intended to resemble a “heartbeat,” according to a statement from the building’s owners.“The Empire State Building has always served as an international symbol of hope, of challenges overcome, and of New York City itself,” said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, in a statement.The @EmpireStateBldg reminding us that the city is in the middle of an emergency.— Rita J. King (@RitaJKing) March 31, 2020A little on the nose, Empire State Building.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 31, 2020Each night through Thursday, the light will sync up to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind,” considered by some to be a New York City anthem.”We’ll never stop shining for you,” tweeted the skyscraper’s

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